Catch all the latest news updates here. We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday, 23 July, said several Dalit MPs of the NDA have “expressed concern” over the appointment of Justice AK Goel as National Green Tribunal (NGT) chairman on July 6, The Indian Express reported.The MPs said that it was the “wrong message” as he is “the judge who ruled against” the SC/ST Act, Paswan was quoted as saying.Pakistani-American convict in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, David Headley, has been hospitalised and is in critical condition after being attacked by two prison inmates at a jail in Chicago, United States, the Times of India reported.According to the report, Headley was attacked on 8 July. US authorities have refused to comment on the alleged attack, reported PTI.The YSR Congress Party workers staged a protest in the city of Ongole in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, 24 July, against denial of special status for the state, ANI reported. A State Bandh has also been organised by the regional party, The Hindu reported.Some workers who were part of the protest have been arrested from Vijayawada, ANI added.The benchmark Sensex hit a fresh all-time high on Tuesday, 24 July, at 36,833 points, led by HDFC twins, Maruti Suzuki and Larsen & Toubro.Congress President Rahul Gandhi in a letter to Anita Karwal, chairman of CBSE, has requested an inquiry into the alleged data leak of over 2,00,000 candidates who appeared for the NEET this year. The data is available on certain websites for a price, the letter reads.In Madhya Pradesh, at least 500 junior doctors of Rewa's Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital and Bhopal's Gandhi Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, 24 July submitted their resignation over demands for stipend and equipment, ANI reported.A 16-year-old girl was allegedly abducted from Adarsh Mandi police station area of Muzaffarnagar, UP and raped for 15 days, PTI reported quoting local police.The minor was reportedly abducted by the accused on 29 May, after which she was taken to Punjab and raped multiple times, the police spokesperson told PTI.Nine Australians involved in rescuing 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand were awarded bravery medals for putting their lives in danger during the treacherous ordeal on Tuesday, 24 July, PTI reported.Two divers have been awarded the Star of Courage, the second highest civilian bravery decoration in the Australian honors system after the Cross of Valor.(PTI)4 passengers died and at least 10 were injured on a local train in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday, 24 July, after being hit by iron poles beside railway tracks at Chennai's St Thomas Mount, ANI reported. They were travelling on foot-board of a train.The All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs on Tuesday, 24 July, staged a protest in front of the Gandhi statue in Parliament in New Delhi over the rising incidents of lynching, ANI reported.Seven fisherman from Tamil Nadu were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday, 24 July, for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters using banned fishing net, PTI reported citing a fisheries department official.(PTI)Cash and valuables worth over Rs 500 crore was recovered by Income-Tax department on 20 July from three lockers at Bowring Institute in Bengaluru, ANI reported. The lockers belong to a businessman Avinash Amarlal Kukreja.Two men were thrashed by people in Amarpura Village, Udaipur, on Monday, 23 July, ANI reported. They were suspected to be thieves. The men were later rescued and taken to Menar village by the police, the news agency added.The UP government on Tuesday, 24 July, filed a draft vision document on the protection and preservation of Taj Mahal in Supreme Court, PTI reported. The report seeks the declaration of the whole Taj area as a no-plastic zone, and also the prohibition of water bottles in the area.The government also asked that polluting industries in the region be directed to shut, PTI reported.The Delhi High Court on Tuesday, 24 July, deferred the hearing on P Chidambaram's anticipatory bail plea in the INX Media case to Wednesday, 25 July.The Supreme Court on Tuesday, 24 July, expressed displeasure over the non-appointment of a Lokpal by the Centre, ANI reported.The Court has also sought a fresh affidavit with relevant details from the centre, to be furnished in four weeks, ANI added.At least 49 persons were killed in a forest fire which broke out east of Athens on Monday, 23 July, Reuters reported quoting a senior fire brigade official.Iran will respond with equal countermeasures if the United States tries to block its oil exports, Reuters reported quoting Tehran's foreign ministry spokesman said Tuesday, 24 July."If America wants to take a serious step in this direction it will definitely be met with a reaction and equal countermeasures from Iran," foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi was quoted as saying on state media.(Reuters)Four women were allegedly beaten up and two of them stripped by a mob in Jalpaiguri city, West Bengal, on Monday, 23 July, on suspicion of them being child-lifters, ANI reported.The women were rescued by local police and escorted to their homes. No arrests have been made yet, the news agency added.Two Bangladeshi terrorists were arrested from Gautam Budh Nagar district of UP on Tuesday, 24 July, in a joint operation between Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and West Bengal police, news agency ANI reported.A mob attacked a Muslim man at the marriage registrar’s office in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, 24 July, allegedly in an attempt to stop his marriage to a Hindu girl from Bijnor, ANI reported.The couple reportedly works together at a company in Noida, UP. Police registered against two known and several unidentified persons, ANI added.Two explosions, minutes apart, hit the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, 24 July. The first explosion was caused by a rocket that landed in a residential area in the west of the city and wounded at least four people, Reuters reported quoting officials.The cause and exact location of the second explosion, which could have been heard in the centre of the city, were not immediately clear, a police spokesman said.(Source: Reuters)Delhi's Patiala House Court has issued summons to former Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh, his wife, son Vikramaditya Singh, and others in a disproportionate assets case against them, ANI reported.They have been asked to appear before the Court on 20 August.The Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims who were stranded at Uttarakhand’s Gunji have been evacuated, tweeted External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday, 24 July.PM Narendra Modi left for Uganda from Rwanda's Kigali International Airport on Tuesday, 24 July.Rajasthan Minister Jaswant Yadav “appealed” to the Muslims to “understand the sentiments of Hindus and stop smuggling cows.” Yadav’s statement comes after the Alwar lynching incident in which Muslim man Akbar Khan was lynching for alleged cow smuggling.Appeal Muslims to understand the sentiments of Hindus and stop smuggling cows. They must stop this business. As far as his death is concerned, I express condolence and I stand against those who take law in their hands.Jaswant Yadav, Rajasthan Minister Fugitive diamantaire and Nirav Modi’s uncle Mehul Choksi moved to Antigua, after getting a local passport, reported PTI, quoting an official.Antigua is one of the two major islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda.Terrorists attacked CRPF party at Batmaloo in Srinagar on Tuesday, 24 July, reported ANI.More details awaited.Delhi's Patiala House Court summoned ex-IAF chief SP Tyagi. Courts asks all of them to appear before the Court on 12 September.Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Uganda. He will meet President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni, hold delegation level talks and address a community event on Tuesday, 24 July.Congress president Rahul Gandhi has written a letter to the CBSE over media reports claiming a “massive breach” of data of candidates who appeared for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test this year, and demanded an inquiry into the matter.In the letter to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) chairperson Anita Karwal, he called for putting in place additional safeguards to prevent such a breach in the future.Drawing attention to the recent media reports regarding the "massive breach" of candidate data, Gandhi, in his letter, said:It is alleged that this data is available on certain websites for a price, and has leaked the data of over 2,00,000 students.The reports claimed that personal data, including names, phone numbers and email ids of over 2,00,000 candidates, who appeared for CBSE's National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) this year, were available for a price on some online portals.“I am shocked by this wide scale theft of personal data that has compromised the privacy of candidates across the country,” Gandhi wrote in the letter dated 20 July.One jawan was reportedly killed, and two others were injured when terrorists attacked Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Batmaloo, Srinagar on Tuesday, 24 July.A Muslim man from Madhya Pradesh was allegedly beaten up at a marriage registrar's office in Ghaziabad, for wanting to marry a Hindu girl from Bijnor. The couple works at a company in Noida.Police took suo-motu cognisance and registered a case against two known and several unidentified persons, reported ANI.Uttar Pradesh DGP OP Singh said that two allged terrorists from Bangladesh have been arrested in Gautam Budh Nagar on Tuesday, 24 July.No weapon, cash or drugs were recovered by police during the operation. Post preliminary interrogation, they have been taken on remand. Further details will be shared after interrogation.OP Singh, UP DGPA Jodhpur college student allegedly abducted, and gang-raped by five men in Bhopalgarh on 21 July. No arrests have been made yet and the investigation is underway, reported ANI.Four people travelling on a crowded suburban train at the St Thomas Mount station in Chennai died after hitting a hard surface on Tuesday, 24 July.According to The News Minute, they were reportedly travelling on the footboard and they fell off the train with other passengers.The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2018 was passed in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, 24 July.A naxalite was killed in an exchange of fire between security forces and them, in Bhadradri Kothagudem district's Kurnavalli forest area in Telangana.The combing operation underway.PM Narendra Modi, who arrived in Uganda earlier on Tuesday, 24 July, announced that the Indian Government has decided to gift a cancer therapy machineto the country.As a token of our love towards people of Uganda, Indian Government has decided to gift a cancer therapy machine to the Uganda cancer institute in Kampala, which will not only serve the people of Uganda but also the people of many East African countries.PM Narendra Modi in UgandaThe entire precinct of Taj Mahal should be declared a no-plastic zone and use of bottled water be also prohibited there, the Uttar Pradesh government on tuesday, 24 July, suggested to the Supreme Court in its first draft report of a vision document on protection and preservation of the 17th century monument.The state government has also said that all polluting and sick industries from the area be removed and focus should be on having a comprehensive traffic management system in which pedestrian movement should be encouraged.Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu demanded that the Centre bid for Olympics to be held in Amaravati.“ Doesn't India have the capability to host Olympics? I demand the Central Govt bid for Olympics, can be held in Amaravati. We will develop Amaravati as a sports hub,” Naidu said.Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at All India Institutes of Medical Sciences in Delhi.Vajpayee has been undergoing treatment for a urinary tract infection since June.Four agreements were signed between India and Uganda on Tuesday, 24 July.These include MoU on defence cooperation, MoU on visa exemption for diplomatic and official passport holders, MoU on a cultural exchange programme and MoU on material testing laboratory, reported ANI.A 22-year old Dalit man was beaten to death by a group men in Rajasthan’s Barmer allegedly over an affair with a Muslim woman."The man succumbed to severe injuries. Two people have been arrested so far, further investigation is underway,” DSP Barmer Surinder Kumar.Addressing the Indian community at an event in Uganda's capital Kampala, PM Narendra Modi said he had come there to invite the people for the Pravarsi Bharatiya Divas to be held in Varanasi as well as the Kumbh Mela to be held in Allahabad, in January 2019.He also made a reference to his speech during the debate on the no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha on Friday, saying:Tomorrow, I will address the Parliament of Uganda. A few days ago, I made a speech in the Indian Parliament. You all heard the speech, I am grateful to you all.PM Modi in Uganda, as quoted by ANIThe Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was also present at the event where Modi was speaking.During his visit, Modi also unveiled a bust of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Kampala.Encounter underway between terrorists and security forces in Anantnag. More details awaited.